Retain the SSA-721 as follows:
Destroy SSA-721 for a non-beneficiary or non-productive SSA-721, after updating the
NUMIDENT with the death information. For instructions on handling the SSA-721 as a
lead, refer to GN 00202.020.
If a beneficiary filed a claim, annotate the Evidence (EVID) screen with “721” and
destroy the SSA-721. For more information on the EVID screen, see MSOM EVID 001.003.
NOTE: Add the SSA-721 to the listing in GN 00301.288 in a future transmittal.
If the applicant does not file a claim, process the SSA-721 per GN 02602.050 and keep until we update SSA records. Then destroy the SSA-721.